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Headteacher's Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Forest Park School, a Hampshire local authority maintained special school. We provide education for children and young people aged 2-19 years with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties. In addition, the majority of our pupils have co-occurring needs including Autism, Down Syndrome and physical disabilities.

Forest Park is split across two sites, one mile apart. We have a Primary School in Ringwood Road, Totton catering for around 100 children and a Secondary School in Commercial Road Totton, catering for around 40 young people with the most profound and complex learning difficulties.

At Forest Park we are committed to providing a highly personalised curriculum and stimulating learning environment, which starts with the individual needs of each child and young person. We seek to prepare every member of our school community for the next significant phase in their lives, whatever that might be. In addition, we are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils enjoy school, are happy, confident and proud of themselves and their achievements.

In school we are supported by and work in collaboration with, a range of professionals including School Nurses, Speech and Language therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

I hope you enjoy your journey around our website and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school at some point in the future.

Ashley Oliver-Catt

Forest Park School- give us a call if you need help

Forest Park School Advice and Support


Who is our service for?

Parents and colleagues who may be looking for advice on how to manage a child with SEN.


What pupils are eligible?

Any pupil with an EHCP or on the special needs register.


How is our advice and support provided?

  • Being on the end of a phone and available to discuss issues

  • For school colleagues the chance to visit and learn from our highly skilled team

  • To signpost to the right support from other agencies


How might that work for me?


  • Initial call to establish contact.

  • Follow up visit to school or call if necessary.

  • Provide information about where to get other help or support.


What do I have to do?

  • Give us a call or email

  • Remember that we don’t have all the answers – we are just doing our best and can offer what we do that goes well


What are the aims of the Outreach service?

To provide high quality support and advice to enable pupils with SEN (Special Educational Needs) to have their needs met appropriately


What might the impact be?

  • Improved quality of teaching and learning.

  • Raised staff confidence

  • Effective inclusion.

  • Improved behaviour.

  • Improved independence.

  • A happier child!


What do I do if I think our setting could use the Forest Park School service?


Contact the school on the primary site number (02380 864949) or email